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Investing Abroad: Home, Risky, Home

"It is time Indians hedged against the home-country risk and put their money in more affordable markets overseas.W hen the world is speculating whether India will become the fastest growing economy in 2011 beating a slowing down China, it sounds heretical to tell Indians to invest abroad. But did anybody tell you that GDP growth and stock market performance are not really correlated?"

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Indian Investments Abroad

"Liberalisation in overseas investment policy, in order to improve exports and strengthen economic linkages with foreign countries, has intensified India’s participation on the international canvas in terms of investment. Recent data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) shows that overseas investments by Indian companies jumped 144 percent in 2010-11 to US$ 43.9 billion from about US$ 18 billion in 2009-10. In the first four months (April-July) of the current fiscal, there was an outward foreign direct investment (FDI) of US$ 13.26 billion."

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Retail property in 'terminal decline' despite Westfield success

"The new giant mega mall Westfield Stratford City smashed all records on its opening last week, but the outlook for the broader shopping centre market remains very downbeat.

Shopping centre growth is expected to slump in 2012 to levels not seen since the 1960s, with only two small developments in the pipeline, owing to the gloomy economic backdrop."

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Indians investing abroad (Businessworld)
Raghu Mohan

"The Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS), introduced in February 2004, permitted Indian residents to remit up to $25,000 per year for current or capital account transactions, or a combination of both. The limit was enhanced to $50,000 in December 2006, then to $100,000 in May 2007 and, finally, to $200,000 with effect from 26 September 2000."

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